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To the Moon and Back

M-SET

an image of the moon

Create imaginary worlds in this immersive, participatory experience for ages 3 months to 4 years and their parents/carers, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

With a simple knock on a front door, you and your little one will share a multi-sensory journey of discovery into interactive spaces of touch, colour, sound and special effects. You’ll encounter props and scenes that conjure the natural world, made of unusual and tactile materials, from feather rain to velvet stars. And you’ll also be shown ideas on how everyday objects can be turned into tools for creativity and fun at home. 

Artistic Director and founder of M-SET Paula Manning invents delightful installations combining live music, drama, visual arts and design that stimulates the senses. In this participatory, promenade experience young children and parents/carers are encouraged to interact and explore the installation. Everyone requires a ticket, including babies.

45 mins/no interval

All sessions are relaxed - see tab for more information

A supervised buggy park is available outside the venue on level -2 although these are left at your own risk

Baby-changing facilities, a chill-out area and bottle-warming facilities are available 

You are welcome to breastfeed in the foyer or in the chill-out area during the performance

You are welcome to take photos of your own child through the performance, although please ensure your phone is on silent

Co-produced by the Barbican and M-SET

Co-commissioned by Barbican and Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

‘Authentic, life-changing and truly inspiring‘
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Sessions

The 10am and 11.30am performances will be baby shows, aimed at children from 3–14 months.  They will be gentler and have interactions that are suitable for babies only and their development during that phase of life.  

The later performances at 1.30pm and 3pm will be for children aged 3 months–4 years and will have all the delights of the baby shows but will be more full-bodied and physical. 

Both shows are suitable for babies so if you are bringing a baby and a child we would recommend booking for one of the later performances. We want everyone to feel totally relaxed, so this means we don’t want our very youngest audience members to be overwhelmed by children who might be slightly too old for the performance. 

Performance times

Sat 14 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm
3pm

Sun 15 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm

Tue 17 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm
3pm

Wed 18 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm
3pm

Thu 19 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm
3pm

Fri 20 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm
3pm

Sat 21 Dec
10am
11.30am
1.30pm
3pm

How this performance is relaxed

All performances are relaxed, which means you are welcome to move around and make noise during the show.

There is a chill-out space available should you need to leave the performance, and you are welcome to come back in at any point.

Relaxed performances are suitable for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment and is particularly suitable for those with learning disabilities, sensory or communication needs.

If you would like to discuss the show further to see whether it is suited to your needs or if there is a specific requirement we can address to make your visit more enjoyable then please contact Box Office.

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